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Cwmshon Cottages

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 154 reviews

Cwmshon Cottages

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 13km


WINNER of the TOURISM SWANSEA BAY 2012 AWARDS - "Best Self Catering Accommodation"

5 star luxury Victorian miners cottage set beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Ideal location for both Brecon Beacons; Gower coast and Waterfall Country. Dedicated walkers drying room and secure bike store. Free WI-FI. Log burner. Peaceful location just 10 minutes off M4. Short breaks available - 22% discount for low occupancy.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swansea 13 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 74 km, Nearest railway: Neath 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

The cottage has a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture, secure bike lock up and outside washing facility and dedicated walkers drying room with boot racks and heater. We have a selection of adult and some children's bikes you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Private parking for two cars.

Further details

We meet and greet you personally and welcome you with fresh flowers; our home made Welsh tea cake and our own honey and are always on hand for help or advice. We have all the tourist information, guide books and detailed maps you could possibly need as well as our own day trip itineraries we have prepared to help you make the most of your stay. Tell us your particular interests and we are delighted to help you plan your holiday. We welcome children and a high chair, travel cot, stair gate and bottle sterilizer are available.

The South Wales region

Pontardawe is nestled in the beautiful Swansea valley and offers a central location for all South Wales visitor attractions and superb walking; climbing, cycling, horse riding,golfing, surfing and adventure sports opportunities, being close to both the Brecon Beacons and the stunning Gower coastline. The National Showcave Centre for Wales; Carreg Cennan Castle; the National Botanic Gardens of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum; Waterfall Country; Afan Mountain Biking Centre, Clyne Gardens; Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum, Llangennith Beach ( one of the 8 best surfing spots in the U.K.) are all within easy reach and whatever your interests, our visitors often say, that even two weeks in this beautiful, diverse and richly cultural area, is just not long enough to enjoy it all. Even in winter the magic is still there - you can enjoy deserted beaches and coastline walks with only the waves and seagulls for company. After exhilarating walking you can enjoy seriously good food in the many Swansea restaurants, then home to put your feet up in front of a roaring fire.


Pontardawe has lots of little shops as well as two supermarkets; several restaurants; a golf course( just over 6100 yards Par 70 with beautiful hilltop views); a swimming pool; gym; leisure centre, its own Theatre and Arts Centre, showing a wonderful variety of live entertainment - all are within a 2 minute drive or 10 - 15 minute walk of the cottage.

Ynysmeudwy ('water meadow of the hermit') lies at the foot of the Gurad mountain. You can roam freely on the many public footpaths that wind through the woods or across open farm and moorland on the mountain, with beautiful views down the Swansea Valley. On a clear day, Mumbles Head beckons invitingly from a sparkling sea.

The Swansea Canal is a 2 minute walk away and from there you can walk along the canal to Pontardawe - 15 minutes - sometimes spotting the rare and beautiful native Kingfisher. Nearby, the wide River Tawe wends its way down the valley to the sea and here you can picnic and sunbath at various points along the river; also cycle or walk on the easy track, often spotting magestic herons that fish along the river. The track is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route network and stretches from Ystragynlais, further up the valley all the way (traffic free) to Swansea (16 kms) and from there along the seafront to the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its little boutique shops and eateries.

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Review 1-10 of 154

14 Jul 2014


"A hidden gem.!"

Thank you for your hospitality Fiona - you are a fantastic host! The flowers and champagne for our second Wedding Anniversary were a lovely touch and the cottage is beautiful! Four nights just didn�… More

It was a real pleasure to meet you both and help make your Wedding Anniversary memorable. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments and we hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime. Warm regards Fiona and Andrew

7 Jul 2014


"This cottage is truly a little piece of "Welsh Heaven""

Beautifully restored, these cottages are truly a delight and great thought has been given to ensure that guests' needs are completely catered for. We have stayed in other self catering cottages… More

Thank you to such a special Golden Wedding Anniversary couple! It was truly a pleasure to make your stay and special occasion as lovely as I could manage and was so pleased you liked the flowers. We wish you continued good health and happiness and hope we will be able welcome you back again soon. Warm regards Fiona

7 Jul 2014


"A wonderful home from home"

Such a cosy, welcoming, well-equipped cottage, and Fiona and Andrew always make sure guests are well informed about the region's must see and do attractions. We'll be visiting again for sure… More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments - we'd be so delighted to welcome you back sometime! Warm regards, Fiona and Andrew

7 Jul 2014


"Comfortable house in an excellent location."

Many thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is a home from home, every comfort is provided. We were particularly impressed with the folders filled with local information, directions. etc. - lots of w… More

Thank you to my wonderful Irish guests for their lovely comments! It was a pleasure meeting you all and we would be delighted to welcome you back sometime. Warm regards Fiona and Andrew

6 Jul 2014



From the moment you arrive at the beautifully restored Cwmshon cottage you are greeted with the warmest welcome from the Fiona the owner and get to sample some of the nicest homemade Bara birth and ho… More

Thank you so much for your praise and taking the time to leave your comments! It was lovely to welcome you all and we hope you will come again to do some more cycling. Kind regards Fiona

3 Jul 2014


"Very comfortable and fantastic location for seeing a wide area"

We've all had a such a great time staying at the cottages. Plenty of fridge space appreciated as there were twelve of us! Very good location for the waterfalls as well as the beaches and coast wa… More

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you all and thank you for being such a lovely group. We hope we will be able to welcome you back some day. Kind regards Fiona and Andrew

13 Jun 2014


"Wonderful location and a delightful cottage where it is impossible not to relax and unwind."

Despite the excellent online reviews and efficient booking service, the experience on arrival at Cwmshon Cottages managed to exceed high expectations. The little homely and thoughtful touches make the… More

3 Jun 2014


"A home away from home"

Such a lovely cottage with a very warm welcome.Fiona made us feel really at home; we arrived to homemade cake and all we needed for a culpa then she popped in later to ensure we had all we need and to… More

20 May 2014


"Fantastic Holiday Cottage,"

We visited the cottage with a our friends & their young son. On arrival we were greated by fresh cake and some basic essentials (tea,coffee, milk etc) which was a nice touch. The cottage was clean ,be… More

10 May 2014


"A wonderful welcome, lovely cottage and very relaxing stay!"

I travelled with a group of friends (6 of us in total) to Cwmshon Cottages for the Easter long weekend. The cottage was absolutely lovely -- clearly renovated relatively recently with great fully-equi… More

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